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Hear this: Map of Metal
I stumbled on to the Map of Metal yesterday and it has been pretty much on screen since.
Seriously, the site (which tracks metal through all of its various genres, sub-genres and crazy-ass sub-sub genres) is completely mesmerizing and too awesome to not share.
Each section is marked with descriptions (with sourced links) and full-length musical samples (in case you've never been exposed to Depressive Black Metal). So many good songs. So many good bands. It's like the best metal play-list ever!
I enjoy that it makes connections to what might be considered out-side generes like gothic rock and punk (I've always said that inside every punk rocker is a metla head waiting to escape).
I'm still making my way through, but here's something new: I like stoner metal. A LOT.